BJ Services completes stimulation services for Wintershall Noordzee BV

BJ Services Co. well services division-Europe and Africa region has completed a hydraulic fracturing services contract for Wintershall based in The Netherlands.

BJ Services Co. well services division-Europe and Africa region has completed a hydraulic fracturing services contract for Wintershall based in The Netherlands.

BJ Services Co. well services division-Europe and Africa region has completed a hydraulic fracturing services contract for Wintershall based in The Netherlands.

BJ performed the propped fracture treatment using theMV Vestfonn, an offshore stimulation vessel, on well L8-A2 in the Dutch sector of the North Sea offshore Holland. The operation took place over three days, with onshore support at the company's Marine Base in Great Yarmouth, England.

The main fracture treatment was successfully pumped at 25 b/m with total proppant – extended from the original design – of 174,000 lb 16/20 Carbolite +OptiProp.

"Wintershall was extremely satisfied with both the overall operation, and the resulting main fracture treatment," said Brian Cooper, Vestfonn District Engineer – Europe and Africa for Well Services, BJ Services. "It was a considerable team effort made possible by the hard work and expertise of the Vestfonn staff, both on and offshore. It was especially challenging due to the modifications we had to make to the Vestfonn to heat the water directly in the storage tanks onboard the vessel," he added.

12-14-04

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